Cost

Tuition

The tuition rates and fees for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are adjusted each year based on recommendations from the University Board of Trustees. These tuition rates and fees are announced in July. View the School of Law Tuition Rates for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Each academic year a standard cost of attendance (COA) is developed for both PA resident and non-PA resident students. This COA is designed to adequately cover tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the period of enrollment (August – May). A student may receive financial aid (from any source) up to their COA. In addition to the fees charged by the University, the School of Law  has fees specific to law students.

Law School Fees

In addition to the fees charged by the University, the School of Law has fees specific to law students.

 
Fee Type Full-Time, Two Terms Full-Time Per Term Part-Time Per Term
Law Exam Fee (All Law Students) $63 $31.50 $31.50
Law Public Service Interest Fee (JD Only) $50 $25 $25
Law Bar Success Fee (JD Only) $525 $262.50 $262.50
Laptop Fee (1L - JD Only) $1,500 $750 $750

 

Residency Requirements

Tuition rates are based on whether or not you are a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A higher tuition rate is charged to non-residents.

  • Higher tuition rate is charged to non-residents. If you have lived in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment at any college or university in the state, you may be eligible for reduced tuition rates.
  • To qualify, you must also be a citizen of the United States or have a U.S. Immigrant/permanent resident visa.
  • If you are under 22 years of age, you are presumed to have the same domicile as your parents.

Residency status is determined at the University level. Click here for residency requirements.

If you are admitted to the University but do not automatically qualify for reduced tuition rates, you may petition for the resident rate by supplying additional information to be reviewed by the Student Appeals Coordinator. Click here tuition eligibility guidelines.